Wednesday, June 30, 2010

How do you obtain a Tibet Travel Permit?

The Tibet Travel Permit is a necessary document to allow you to tour Tibet. To get a permit you should submit the following documents and mention the following information to us.


Full name | Gender | Date of birth | Passport number | Nationality

All exactly the same as on your passport. And you need to tell us your occupation because journalists and people that could be involved in political matters could be revoked (they need more complicated procedure to get a permit). You need to apply for the travel permit at least 10 days prior to your entry date.
Please note that if you do not book any tour from a licensed agent, we can not help you get the permits. No travel agency can provide "permit-only" service. A Must services include transfers and guide.

Remark

  1. All kinds of people can get Tibet travel permit through a travel agency except diplomats, journalists, and senior government officials who should travel to Tibet under the arrangement by the Foreign Affairs Office of Tibet Government.
  2. After having a permit, we could continue the following operation for your amazing tour in Tibet.
  3. Only the guide could hold the permit after you establish yourself on Tibetan land. You are not allowed to bring with it and travel to anywhere you want because except Lhasa you need another permit named as "Aliens’ Permit".

Other documents

Other documents are the same as you travel to other places of China - you need hold a valid passport with valid visa (issued by the Chinese Embassy). If you are coming to Lhasa from Kathmandu, you'd better get a China visa from Kathmandu because no matter you've already got the visa in your country or not, you must get a visa in Kathmandu, which is regulated in an official memo between China and Nepal.

Great Wall Adventure Club can obtain this permit for you, and to learn more please go to http://www.greatwalladventure.com/Tibet-Tours.htm

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Get up close and personal with Pandas in the sichuan capital of Chengdu!

Chengdu, located in the southwest region of the People's Republic of China, is the capital of Sichuan province and a sub-provincial city. Benefiting from Dujiangyan Irrigation Project which was constructed in 256 B.C., Sichuan Province is reputed as "Tian Fu Zhi Guo", literally a place richly endowed with natural resources. Chengdu, as the capital, is extremely productive. The Min and Tuo Rivers, two branches of the Yangtze River, connected to forty other rivers, supply an irrigation area of more than 700 square kilometres (270.27 square miles) with 150-180 million kilowatts of water. Consisting of abundant mineral resources, the land is extremely fertile.

The history of Chengdu can be traced back 2,400 when the first emperor built his capital here and named the city. Through thousands of years its original name has been kept and its position as the capital and as the significant center of politics, commerce and military of the Sichuan area (once called Shu) has remained unchanged. Since the Han (206B.C.-220) and Tang (618-907) Dynasties when its handicraft industry flourished, Chengdu has been famous for its brocades and embroideries. Shu embroideries still enjoy a high reputation for their bright colors and delicate designs, ranking among the four main embroideries in China. Chengdu was the place where the bronze culture, an indispensable part of ancient Chinese culture, originated, the place where the Southern Silk Road started, and the place where the earliest paper currency, Jiaozi (not the dumpling!), was first printed. It is listed among the first 24 state-approved historical and cultural cities and owns 23 state and provincial cultural relic units.

In addition to its profound historical and cultural background featuring historic places of interest such as the Thatched Cottage of Du Fu , Wuhou Memorial Temple and Wenshu Monastery , etc, natural beauty abounds in surrounding areas such as in the Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area and Huang Long Valley (Yellow Dragon Valley) . The natural habitat of giant pandas, Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center , supports the world's only giant panda breeding and research base.

The native language in Chengdu is Sichuanese, otherwise referred to as the Sichaun dialect. More precisely, the Chengdu dialect is widely used in lieu of "Sichuanese" due to largely different accents of Sichuanese speakers residing elsewhere. People from Chengdu (or Sichuan in general) tend to eat spicy food. Local specialties include Grandma Chen's Tofu (Mapo dofu), Chengu Hot pot, and Dan Dan Mien (literally meaning "Noodles carried on a pole") All three dishes are spicy. Mapo Dofu and Dan Dan Mien contain Sichuan peppers to give them additional flavor.

An article by rhe Los Angeles Times (2006) called Chengdu "China's party city" for its carefree lifestyle. Chengdu outnumbers Shanghai in the number of tea houses and bars despite having less than half the population. The inhabitants have a reputation in China for having a laid-back attitude and for knowing how to enjoy life.

Sampling the famous spicy Sichuan cuisine is a must on a trip to Chengdu. Enjoying the food as well as the culture, shopping and having tea at a teahouse afford a deeper understanding of Chengdu.

Improved land and airlines extending nationwide provide greater convenience. Chengdu is also the main inland access city to Tibet.

To get started in planning your trip to Chengdu head to http://www.greatwalladventure.com/ChinaCityTour/tour-chengdu.htm

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Tour Hong Kong, the Oriental Pearl, with Great Wall Adventure Club!

It would be hard to find a more exciting city than Hong Kong. Set among beautiful natural surroundings it has all the benefits of a thriving and vibrant commercial center. Here you can find the delights of modern living alongside an abundance of reminders of its historic past. Whether you visit the better-known highlights like the stunning Ocean Park, the fantastic viewpoint of Victoria Peak or the beautiful Repulse Bay, Hong Kong is certain to exceed your expectations.

     Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region of PRC, has grown from what was a simple fishing village into the world's fourth largest banking and financial center and eighth largest trading economy. Situated in the southeast corner of China, Hong Kong occupies an area of 1,104 square kilometers (about 426 square miles) and is home to more than 6,970,000 people. Most people (about 97% of the population) are Chinese and speak Cantonese and English, although Mandarin is becoming more popular in Hong Kong now. Most tourism personnel and taxi drivers can communicate with tourists in English. The most common religions are Buddhism and Christianity.

     Hong Kong is made up of four parts: Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories and the Outlying Islands. Hong Kong Island is the center of economy, politics, entertainment and shopping. Northern Hong Kong Island is the main commercial, shopping and entertainment area; the residential area is located in Eastern Hong Kong Island; and Southern Hong Kong Island known for its sea shores and bays. Kowloon is another flourishing part of Hong Kong. Above all, Causeway Bay, Wan Chai , Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok are the most popular areas. These areas are busy day and night, and tourists can feel secure enjoying the lively nightlife, because Hong Kong is one of the most secure cities in the world. The New Territories and Outlying Islands are ideal places to experience a peaceful and natural Hong Kong.

     An open city with a wonderful natural harbor, Hong Kong is the meeting place of various cultures that blend harmoniously with Chinese traditions and exotic influences. On one hand traces of British culture can be found everywhere as a result of former colonial rule. On the other hand, Hong Kong preserves traditional customs and the core values of Confucianism that have faded in Mainland China. This is reflected in its colorful festivals ranging from Spring Festival to Christmas. Nowhere else on earth do luxury restaurants, street side food-stalls known locally as dai pai dong, grand mansions and penthouses, tenements, office blocks, wooden boats and huge liners coupled with English in a variety of accents and multifarious Chinese dialects coexist peacefully.

     It is the dynamic Hong Kong that provides the environment in which the richest Chinese listed in Forbes directory do business. The city also is the backdrop for modern movies and pop music that together enjoy worldwide recognition. Home of Kongfu heroes like the late Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan, Hong Kong continues to attract more and more ambitious would-be stars and entrepreneurs.

     A place where various cultures blend harmoniously. From Yum Cha (tea and dim sum) in the morning to a moon lit view from the top of Victoria Peak or stunning night time harbor cruise, mingling with shoppers in the numerous malls and markets around Tsim Sha Tsui , tasting delicacies at dai pai dong, taking a trip in a sampan or high speed ferry, Hong Kong will guarantee its visitors an unforgettable experience. There will always be something to enchant you and quite probably make you fall in love with this unique place, be it sightseeing, shopping, dining or simply exploring its many delights by day and night.

     If there is no other reason why people from the world over are so interested in this island, the answer is likely to be 'because it is there!' Don't wait any longer. Join us and explore this wonderland for yourself! To get started on your trip to Hong Kong go to http://greatwalladventure.com/ChinaCityTour/tour-hongkong.htm



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Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Jinshanling to Simatai hike reamains with Great Wall Adventure Club

The Jinshaling to Simatai hike remains with Great Wall Adventure Club ( http://www.greatwalladventure.com)
despite the recent reconstruction issue with the Simatai section of the Great Wall.

This is the classic one-day Great Wall hiking tour and is our most popular option. The hike between Jinshanling-Simatai takes around 3-4 hours, and we normally depart for the wall between 7-8am. It is a whole day excursion, and the hike allows you to experience the best of both Great Wall worlds. You will get to hike on restored wall and explore beautiful watchtowers, and as you go further on your hike you will run into the unrestored “Wild Wall”, which is much more authentic than the Disney-Land version at Badaling.

Private tour and non-private group tours are available. We are making are hikes more diverse than ever, and we are excited to present 4 more new hikes: Jiankou to features the hauntingly beautiful unrestored Jiankou and the famed restored Mutianyu, Huangyaguan to the East Wing Tombs includes a section designed as a composite of the entire Great Wall along with the culture of the East Qing Tombs, Huanghuacheng to Xishuiyu features both beautiful blooming wild flowers and an underwater Great Wall, andd a trip from a local village to Mutianyu, which features "Wild Wall", the tastefully restored section of Mutianyu, and a thrilling toboggan ride down from the wall!

Please visit: http://www.greatwalladventure.com/Great-Wall-Hiking-1-2- ... for details.

This is the flagship tour for Great Wall adventurers! Our guides are fully licensed to provide stimulating and thoughtful tours for hikers to the Great Wall, and are with you throughout your trip. This is a full-day tour because we depart at 8:00am and return sometime between 5-8pm. The Route is available all year long except for snowing days.

If you’re looking for breathtaking views, a challenging but fun hike, and being up close and personal to two different kinds of Great Wall, then this is the hike for you. At the beginning of the hike you'll get restored wall and watchtowers, and as the hike progresses the wall will will gradually deteriorate into wild (but stunning) ruins. Our hikes have been recommended everywhere from NBC (which sent a camera crew on one of our hikes) and the Wall Street Journal to About.com.

Our price includes admission passes to all sections mentioned. The Great Wall Administration Bureau collects the admission passes. We have pre-purchased those passes for you. 
 
For more about our Great Wall hikes go to http://www.greatwalladventure.com/aboutus.htm

Friday, June 25, 2010

Get the best discounts in Beijing hotels and hostels with Great Wall Adventure Club!

Welcome to Beijing!

Everyday we offer special hotel deals at rates just between US $20-60 per night in the middle of the glitz and glamour of Beijing’s shopping and commercial districts, which are located in the downtown region of the city. These included the areas of Wangfujing, Xidan, Jianguomen, the World Trade Center CBD (Guomao), Tian’anmen Square (Forbidden City), Qianmen, Houhai Lake and many more. All these areas are easily accessible by Beijing’s convenient subway system. All the hotels and resorts we offer have standard facilities such as 24 hour hot water and air conditioning, high-speed internet, and of course, friendly and satisfactory service. The hotel you will stay at is as good if not better than any hotel in your hometown.

Your GWAC Trip Advisor provides professional solutions for all types of travelers, be it individuals, couples, honeymooners, business travelers, and even retirees who are seeing the world. Your GWAC hotel reservation is handled by our knowledgeable travel consultants who just happen to be Chinese, so they can provide you with the best and most up-to-date information. Please just fill out the information at the bottom of the page and you can begin the easy process of getting a great place for your stay. Guests who had stayed in hotels we reserved during the 2008 Summer Olympics were extremely happy, and say it contributed to their great Olympic experience.

 To consider our Beijing sightseeing packages that include great accommodation and local tours together go to http://www.greatwalladventure.com/ChinaCityTour/tour-beijing.htm

China national tour and vacation packages are also available to you as well. Please visit our China tour pages for more information.

We can assist you to book China domestic flight tickets with discounts.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Great Wall Adventure Club is recommended for Mutianyu tours by Fodor's!

The Great Wall Adventure Club's Mutianyu adventure tour program is introduced and recommended by the latest edition of Fodor's China Guidebook!

Below is Great Wall Adventure Club's detailed itinerary (see http://www.greatwalladventure.com/ChinaCityTour/Beijing4.htm):

We will pick you up from your hotel at 8:00am, or if you prefer, we can pick you up later in the day at 1:00pm. We will then drive to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. Located 60km/37 miles northeast of Beijing in Huairou County. As one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall, the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs. First built in the mid-6th century during the Northern Qi, Mutianyu Great Wall is older than the Badaling section of the Great Wall. In the Ming dynasty, under the supervision of General Xu Da, construction of the present wall began on the foundation of the wall of Northern Qi. In 1404, a pass was built in the wall. In 1569, the Mutianyu Great Wall was rebuilt and till today most parts of it are well preserved.

Compared with other sections of Great Wall, the Mutianyu Great Wall possesses unique characteristics in its construction. Watchtowers are densely placed along this section of the Great Wall - 22 watchtowers on this 2,250-meter-long stretch. Both the outer and inner parapets are crenellated with merlots, so that shots could be fired at the enemy on both sides - a feature very rare on other parts of the Great Wall. The Mutianyu Pass consists of 3 watchtowers, one big in the center and two smaller on both sides. Standing on the same terrace, the three watchtowers are connected to each other inside and compose a rarely seen structure among all sections of Great Wall.

While Mutianyu does get its fair share of visitors, it does not get as packed as Badaling, allowing you to have a peaceful time exploring the wall. After walking around on Mutianyu, you have the option of coming down via walking, taking a cable car, or taking a toboggan ride (lots of fun and highly recommended!). After meeting our car in the parking lot, we will transfer you back directly to your hotel.

Tour Inclusions:

1. Professional local guide & driver;
2. Private air-conditioned car or van for transportation;
3. Admission of the first gate.

Tour  exclusions:

1. Tip of the guide;
2. Optional Sky Chair (to lift to the hilltop) and Toboggan Ride (to slide down from the hill).

For more info about Great Wall Adventure Club, go to http://www.greatwalladventure.com or for Mutianyu tour, go to http://www.greatwalladventure.com/mutianyu.htm.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Guilin-the most beautiful placve on earth!

Just as Xian is a must when you travel to China, so is Guilin. The stunning landscape in which the city is situated has a kind of magic that is all its own. The strangely shaped hills, or karsts, with the verdant vegetation ranging from bamboo to conifers together with wonderful caves make Guilin such an attraction for tourists.

Located in the northeast of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Guilin is considered to be the pearl of China's thriving tourist industry on account of the natural beauty and historic treasures. Covering an area of about 27,800 square kilometers (10,734 square miles), the city is rather compact when compared with other leading cities in the country. However, situated within this area one may find green mountains, crystal clear waters, unique caves and beautiful stones. Major attractions include Elephant Trunk Hill, Li River, Reed Flute Cave and Seven-Star Park that boasts a Stone Museum where amazing geological finds are displayed. Believe that each of these places and many other attractions will leave you the lasting memories.

Guilin is also an important cultural city with a history encompassing more than 2000 years. The city has been the political, economic and cultural center of Guangxi since the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). Solitary Beauty Peak and Prince Jingjiang City is considered to be the oldest place of interest and has been so since the far off days of the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). The prosperity enjoyed by the city during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) is epitomized by the Tomb of Prince Jingjiang.

The many ethnic minorities represented here that include the Zhuang, Yao, Hui, Miao, Mulao, Maonan and Dong enrich the cultural life of the city. Each minority has its own unique customs and festivals and this means that they are much more abundant here than in many other places elsewhere in China. Travelers can enjoy these pageants at the Li River Folk Customs Center. To find out about our tours to Guilin, then head to http://www.greatwalladventure.com/ChinaCityTour/tour-xian.htm



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Monday, June 21, 2010

Yunnan Adventure Tours

Yunnan is the southernmost, centrally situated (east to west) province of China, bordering Tibet to the northwest, Myanmar to the west, Laos to the south, Vietnam to the southeast, and Guizhou Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region to the east. Throughout the province are scattered the 26 ethnic minorities, so almost every major city in the represents the "capital" of one or more ethnic group, each with its separate, distinctive folk customs and colorful pageantry.

The most prominent ethnic groups are the Yi (their most distinctive celebration is the Torch Festival) and the Bai (the March Fair being their main celebration) ethnic groups, but there are numerous other colorful ethnic groups in the province, including the Dai (the Water Splashing Festival, aka the Spring Festival, being their main celebration), and the Naxi, with their unique Dongba culture that has been recognized by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage. But perhaps the most priceless "tourist attraction" of Yunnan Province is inarguably its stunningly beautiful and richly varied natural landscapes that will leave the beholder in speechless awe.

The mountains of the northeast are snow-capped year round, with glaciers at higher altitudes while virgin forests, interspersed with lakes and hot springs, predominate at lower altitudes. One of China's major ski resorts, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Ski Resort, is located here, while only about 600 km (370 mi) farther south, near Yunnan's, and China's, border with Myanmar and Laos, and thus bordering on the Tropic of Cancer, lies the tropical rainforest, Xishuangbanna, home to China's last remaining herds of wild Asian elephants, the endangered (and protected) Yunnan Snub-Nosed Monkey, and home to numerous rare and beautiful plants, some endangered (and thus protected by the state). For more about our Yunnan Adventure Tours please go to http://www.greatwalladventure.com/ChinaAdventure/yunnan-adventure.htm

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Visit the hidden tropical wonderland of Xishuangbanna with Great Wall Adventure Club!

Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture is located at the south end of Yunnan Province. It shares a boundary of 966 kilometers (619 miles) with Burma and Laos in the east, south and west, being a vital pass from China to indo-China Peninsular by land.
To the Dai people, Xishuangbanna was known as 'Mengbanaxi' in ancient times, a name that means a miraculous and nice utopia. It had been a settlement where 13 ethnic minorities have lived in tight-knit communities for generations. The Jino ethnic minority is peculiar to the prefecture.

Located in the south extension of the Hengduan Mountains, Xishuangbanna has over ninety-five percent of its territory occupied by mountainous and hilly areas. Most of the prefecture is below the altitude of 1,500 meters (4921 feet). Jinghong City is only 550 meters (1804 feet) above the sea level. The Lancang River runs through the prefecture and when it passes through Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, it is known as the Mekong River.
The weather in this region is a combination of continental and oceanic climates with an annual average temperature of 18-22℃ (64.4-71.6℉). The coldest November is similar to the middle of summer in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River; thereby, Xishuangbanna is reputed as a happy land without winter. Generally, there are only two seasons. May to October is the rainy season and November to April is the dry season. 

 
Although it is an all-year-round tourist destination, the weather is most favourable from November to April. However since the roads conditions are excellent, Xishuangbanna is also a popular destination during the rainy season. Local products that are made in abundance in Xishuangbanna are tea, coffee, tropical fruit, herbs, and Yunan tobacco.
The Water Sprinkling Festival is New Year's Day for the Dai, and is the most important and grandest festival of the year. It lasts three days from 13th to 15th, April (the sixth month of the Dai Calendar). Dai people dip branches into the river and sprinkle the water onto others as a way to express their best wishes. In addition, the festivals of the Hani, Jino and Yao ethnic minorities are also delightful part of Xishuangbanna's ethnic customs. To find out about GWAC tours to Xishuangbanna go to http://www.greatwalladventure.com/ChinaCityTour/tour-xishuangbanna.htm

 
As the only tropical rain forest nature reserve in China, the area has surprising biological diversity in the virgin forest, particularly because Xishuangbanna is so far away from central China and considered isolated. In religion, it is greatly influenced by Hinayana Buddhism of Southeast Asia. The enticing white masonry structure, Manfeilong Buddhist Pagoda, is the quintessence of Hinayana Buddhist architecture. The main pagoda is comprised of eight small pagodas, like a cluster of bamboo shoots.

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Travel to the ancient town of Pingyao with Great Wall Adventure Club!

In the central area of Shanxi Province lies an ancient county typical of rural counties in North China--simple and steeped in ancient tradition. What's different is that this county is linked firmly to a certain prosperous time in Chinese history. It played quite an important role in the economic development of Shanxi during the Ming and Qing Dynasties.

Pingyao County is 94 kilometers (58.4 miles) southwest of Taiyuan. With an area of 1,260 square kilometers (486.5 square miles), it has five towns and nine villages under its prefecture. Unlike those cities or counties south of the Yangtze River, Pingyao was not endowed with charming natural scenery but with a group of accomplished businessmen. Pingyao was the birthplace of the Jin Businessmen, who were one of the two famous Chinese business groups during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. Owing to this, the first Chinese exchange shop was opened in Pingyao. Then, for the next hundred years, Pingyao was home to almost all of the large exchange shops in China. To a certain degree, Pingyao was to China during the eighteenth century what Wall Street is to the US, which not only helped promote the economic development of Shanxi, but also left us with a magnificent old city and a series of grand residences.

Pingyao has now become quite a hot tourist attraction even though it is no longer economically prosperous. It boasts the famous Pingyao Old City which was included in the United Nations World Cultural Heritage in 1997. From the top of the grand City Wall, you have a bird's-eye view of the Old City, a complete city built almost a thousand years ago. In the Ancient Ming and Qing Street, you can experience the town's former glory while exploring the rows of residences and shops all constructed in the original architectural style. To find out about our Pingyao tours go to http://www.greatwalladventure.com/ChinaCityTour/tour-pingyao.htm

As a popular tourist city, Pingyao has a great number of hotels in its not very large old city area. Many of the hotels are delicately constructed and decorated in a Ming and Qing style, comfortable and easy for tourists to appreciate the authentic flavor of old Pingyao. Yide Hotel is highly recommended when staying in Pingyao. It is situated in a quiet little alley just a few minutes' walk from Nan Dajie, the main street of Pingyao Ancient City. It is a beautifully renovated courtyard house built in 1736 by a wealthy merchant during the reign of Emperor Qianlong. All rooms in Yide Hotel are well equipped with air conditioners, bathrooms and large kang-style beds. Besides Yide, Yunjincheng Hotel and Yuantiankui Hotel are also good choices.

Today, Pingyao's economic and government center has gradually moved outside the Old City. A residential area and commercial buildings have sprung up around the Old City. Department stores, super markets, and other entertainment venues show this ancient county's renewed vitality. While it does its best to keep its valuable old culture and heritage, Pingyao continues to develop into a modern new county.

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Friday, June 18, 2010

The Imperial Resort city of Chengde


With a pleasant climate, time-honored history, beautiful natural sceneries and historical sites, Chengde well deserves its position as one of the most famous tourist cities in China. It is an ideal place for sightseeing and hunting, as well providing welcome relief from the summer heat.

Just as the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses is the key scenic spot in Xian, the Mountain Resort of Chengde, the largest royal garden in China is the hot place of interest in Chengde.

To the east and north of the Mountain Resort are the Eight Outer Temples, the largest cluster of royal temple in the world, with the architectural styles including the Han, Mongolian, Uigur and Tibetan, etc.

UNESCO listed the Mountain Resort and the Eight Outer Temples as a world cultural heritage site in 1994.

The Kuixing Pavilion is a tourist spot newly that was built upon the foundations of a former, ancient pavilion that had fallen into ruin. It is located atop Banbi Mountain in the south of city, the three main areas of this complex comprise a palace, square and garden zones. The whole architectural style is bright and colorful, and some cultural sights can still be seen in this beautiful scenic spot.There are also many forest parks in and around Chengde, including Qingchuifeng and Liaoheyuan National Forest Parks, Beidashan Stone Sea Forest Park, and Liuliping Forest Park, etc.

The Qingchui Cliff National Park, lying to the east of the city, is a natural park that features with a dramatic, lofty and steep formation called the Danxia Landform. The highlight of the park is the Qingchui Cliff, which is nearly 60 meters (197 feet) high and looks like a wooden club in the upper part. More than 100 species of wild flower, including rhododendron, peony, rose, lilac, cherry, and pinks, etc. can be found all over this area creating an intoxicating ambiance of scent and color. If you are interested in horse riding or hunting, you may well enjoy Mulan Imperial Hunting Park situated in Weichang County. It is cool in summer when you can enjoy riding, gathering mushrooms, and grass sliding; while in winter it is covered with snow and is a good place for both hunting and skiing.

Other sceneries such as the Town God's Temple, Shuangta Mountain, Jingbei No. One Grassland and Jinshanling Great Wall are all in or around the city are of tourist value likewise.

To find out about Great Wall Adventure Chengde tours go to http://www.greatwalladventure.com/ChinaCityTour/tour-chengde.htm


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Thursday, June 17, 2010

See Huangshan, China's most famous mountain, with Great Wall Adventure Club!

Huangshan City is a region with a long history and splendid culture. Shexian and Yixian Counties were established more than 2,000 years ago. In the Jin Dynasty (265-420) Huangshan City was called Xin'an Shire. Until the Song Dynasty (960-1279) when the name was changed to Huizhou, the city was famed for Hui businessmen, Hui carvings, Xin'an school of painting, Xin'an medicine, Hui architecture, Hui cuisine, and Hui opera (one of the tonalities of Beijing Opera). Also notable are the scenic spots of Yellow Mountain (Mt. Huangshan) - a key point of interest in ancient China, the Tangyue Memorial Archway, the Tunxi Ancient Street and the ancient villages of Yixian County . Historians at home and abroad regard Huangshan City as a natural history and culture museum of China. To learn about our Huangshan tours go to http://www.greatwalladventure.com/ChinaCityTour/tour-huangshan.htm

Since Huangshan City is a tourist city with a pleasant climate, travel plans need not be interrupted by weather. So the sights of Huangshan City, such as Tunxi Ancient Street, Xidi, and Hongcun Ancient Villages, Tangyue Archways, Flower Mountain and Enigma Caves can be visited throughout the year as can Yellow Mountain with each season offering different appealing features.

Tunxi Ancient Street, HuangshanHuangshan City transportation is efficient. Upgraded airline, railway, highway and the city transportation expedite tour travel. Also available are various grades of hotels, restaurants, and recreation and shopping centers in Huangshan City. Be sure to try Hui dishes, snacks and local products and especially the memorable Mt. Huangshan tea.

Yellow Mountain (Huangshan mountain)

Of all the notable mountains in China, Yellow Mountain (Mt. Huangshan), to be found in the south of Anhui province, is probably the most famous. Originally known as Mt. Yishan it was renamed Mt. Huangshan in 747 AD in recognition of the legendary Huang Di, who was the reputed ancestor of the Chinese people and who made magic pills for immortality here.

Wu yue is the collective name given to China's most important mountains, namely Mt. Taishan in Shandong Province, Mt. Huashan in Shaanxi Province, Mt. Hengshan in Shanxi Province, Mt. Songshan in Henan Province and Mt. Hengshan in Hunan Province. It is said that you won't want to visit any other mountains after seeing wu yue but you won't wish to see even wu yue after returning from Yellow Mountain. This saying may give you some idea of the beauty and uniqueness of Yellow Mountain. Together with the Yellow River, the Yangtze River and the Great Wall, Yellow Mountain has become one of the great symbols of China.

Yellow Mountain can boast not only of its magnificence but also its abundant resources and great variety of zoological species, for which it has been listed as a World Natural and Cultural Heritage Site.

The best east-facing viewing areas are Dawn Pavilion, Refreshing Platform, Lion Peak, Rosy Clouds Peak, Bright Peak Summit, Jade Screen Peak, Lotus Blossom Peak and Heavenly Capital Peak; best times to view a sunrise:

Spring ---- 05:30-06:00
Summer ---- 04:40-05:10
Fall ---- 04:50-05:20
Winter ---- 05:30-06:00

Best times and viewing areas from which to see sunglow on Yellow Mountain:

Before and after sunrise is the best time to see sunglow. As with viewing the sunrise, you should be in position early.

Best times and viewing areas from which to see seas of clouds on Yellow Mountain:

From September to May is the best season for cloud viewing, especially on a clear day after rainy or snowy weather. Seas of clouds are infrequent in summer. To best experience the beauty of seas clouds, tourists should change their viewing locations points according to the height of clouds.
  

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Friday, June 11, 2010

2010 Guilin Bus Tours with Great Wall Adventure Club!




There is the popular saying “Guilin shanshui jia tian xia”, which means Guilin’s mountain and water scenery is the best under heaven. Two crystal-clear rivers flow through the city, encircled by mountains with unusual and bizarre rock formations and caves. Some of China’s ethnic minorities inhabit the mountainous regions, including the Zhuang (China’s largest minority), Yao, Miao and Dong peoples. Like our bus tours in other cities, our Guilin bus and coach tours are designed with your time and budgetary concerns in mind. With our bus and coach tours you will get the best out of Guilin all at a fraction of the hassle and cost it would normally take.

Famous writers and poets down through the centuries have eulogized Guilin’s scenery, and now you can too with Great Wall Adventure Club’s Guilin bus and coach tours. On our Guilin bus and coach tours we’ll show you why the area of Guilin is renowned around the world. You’ll see all the natural wonders, like the Reed Flute Cave, Seven Star Park, as well as some aspects of the city’s diverse cultural background with visits to authentic ethnic minority villages. Two supreme highlights that are included in our Guilin bus and coach tours is a visit to the Longsheng Rice Terrace, which is perhaps the most beautiful and impressive out of all of China’s rice terraces, and a cruise down the Li River, China’s most beautiful and scenic river.
Group size is kept to be within 10 passengers in a comfortable luxury coach bus. The most popular Toyota Coaster mini-bus (capacity of 10) is the model we usually use for safe driving. Every morning, our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel and will bring you back in late afternoon. You'll receive a call from your guide the night before the tour date for confirmation of pickup time.

Great Wall Adventure Club only uses quality air-conditioned tour vehicles such as the Toyota Coaster.

For more about our complete China travel services go to http://www.greatwalladventure.com/index.html

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Go to Suzhou with Great Wall Adventure Club!

 Take the advantage of your Shanghai Expo tour and pay a side trip to Suzhou to experience the beauty and quietness in this world-famous City of Garden!

Suzhou is a city on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River and on the shores of Lake Taihu in the province of Jiangsu, China. The city is renowned for its beautiful stone bridges, pagodas, and meticulously designed gardens which have contributed to its status as a great tourist attraction. It is widely known as the “Chinese Venice”. Since the Song Dynasty (960-1279), Suzhou has also been an important centre for China's silk industry and continues to hold that prominent position today. The city is part of the Yangtze River Delta region.

Suzhou, the cradle of Wu culture, is one of the oldest towns in the Yangtze Basin. 2500 years ago in the late Shang Dynasty, local tribes who named themselves "Gou Wu" lived in the area which would become the modern city of Suzhou.

In 514 BC, during the Spring and Autumn Period, King Helu of Wu established "Great City of Helu", the ancient name for Suzhou, as his capital. In 496 BC, Helu was buried in Huqiu (Tiger Hill). In 473 BC Wu was defeated by Yue, a kingdom to the east which was soon annexed by the Chu in 306 BC. The golden era of Suzhou ended with this conquest. Remnants of this culture include remainders of a 2,500 year old city wall and the gate through it at Pan Gate. By the time of the Qin Dynasty, the city was known as Wu County. Xiang Yu staged his historical uprising here in 209 BC, which contributed to the overthrow of Qin. During the Sui Dynasty - in 589 AD - the city was renamed Suzhou.
When the Grand Canal was completed, Suzhou found itself strategically located on a major trade route. In the course of the history of China, it has been a metropolis of industry and commerce on the south-eastern coast of China. During the Tang Dynasty (825 AD), the great poet Bai Juyi constructed the Shantang Canal (called "Shantang Street" or to connect the city with Huqiu for tourists. In 1035 AD, the temple of Confucius was founded by famed poet and writer Fan Zhongyan . It became the venue for imperial civil examinations. In February 1130, the advancing Jin army from the north ransacked and massacred the city. This was followed by the Mongol invasion (1275).

In 1356, Suzhou became of the capital of Zhang Shicheng, one of the leaders of the Red Turban Rebellion against the Yuan Dynasty and the self-proclaimed King of Wu. In 1367 Zhang's main rival, Nanjing-based Zhu Yuanzhang took the city after a 10-month siege. Zhu - who was soon to proclaim himself as the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty - demolished the royal city (in the centre of Suzhou's walled city), and imposed crushing taxes on the city's and prefecture's powerful families.
Despite the heavy taxation and the resettlement of some of Suzhou's prominent citizens' to the area of Hongwu's capital, Nanjing, Suzhou soon was prosperous again. However, the city was to see another disaster in 1860 when Taiping soldiers advanced on and captured the city. In November 1863 the Ever Victorious Army of Charles Gordon recaptured the city from the Taiping forces.

The next crisis that met the city was the Japanese invasion in 1937. Many gardens were devastated by the end of the war. In the early 1950s, restoration was done on gardens such as Zhuo-Zheng Yuan (Humble Administrator's Garden) and Dong Yuan (East Garden) to bring them back to life. 
 
In 1981, this ancient city was listed by the State Council, the PRC government, as one of four cities (the other three being Beijing, Hangzhou and Guilin) where the protection of historical and cultural heritage as well as natural scenery should ideally be treated with utmost care.
The classical gardens in Suzhou were added to the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1997 and 2000.

For more about our complete Chine travel services go to http://www.greatwalladventure.com/index.html

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Xian Bus Tours with Great Wall Adventure Club

2010 Xi'an Bus Tours and Coach Tours

Xian, once China’s ancient capital, is home to some of the world’s most fascinating and significant wonders. From the Big Goose Pagoda, the Shaanxi Museum, and of course, the legendary Terracotta Warriors, Xian is the cradle of Chinese civilization. Now, Xian and all that it has to offer is at your beck and call with Great Wall Adventure Club’s daily bus tours. With our Xian bus tours, you can see and experience Xian in comfort, style, and in a peace of mind. With our Xian bus tours not only will you experience the classic sights of Xian such as the Terracotta warriors and ancient city wall, but on some of our bus tours you also have the option of experiencing the glory of Xian’s past with the Tang Dynasty show, a spectacle designed to recreate the golden age of Xian’s history. To find out about our complete Xian bus tours go to http://www.greatwalladventure.com/ChinaCityTour/Xi'an-Bus-Coach-Tours.htm

Like our daily bus tours in other cities, GWAC Xian bus tours are designed for the traveler on a tight timetable and budget. Each Xian bus tour will include a professional driver and local English-speaking guide, ensuring that you get the most out of your tour. You’ll be picked up and dropped off directly from your hotel, guaranteeing you a stress-free day of fun. Group size is kept to be within 10 passengers in a comfortable luxury coach bus. The most popular Toyota Coaster mini-bus (capacity of 10) is the model we usually use for safe driving. You'll receive a call from your guide the night before the tour date for confirmation of pickup time.

Great Wall Adventure Club only uses quality air-conditioned tour vehicles such as the Toyota Coaster.

For more about our complete China travel services go to http://www.greatwalladventure.com/index.html

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Get the best in accomodation and hotels with Great Wall Adventure Club!

Looking for a ritzy hotel-resort in Shanghai? How about a simple hostel in Lhasa? No matter where you need to stay, or what your tastes are, Great Wall Adventure Club can find you the accommodation you want at the prices you demand. From Beijing to Hong Kong, and from Urumqi to Macau, we can find just what you are looking for. We know that when you come as a traveler to a foreign country, lodging is one of your biggest concerns. That’s why we take special care in giving you the best deals, in order for you to make your stay in China a more enjoyable and relaxing one. We are a locally based company, and have contacts with hotel companies and organizations all throughout China, and we are able to get great deals and discounts because of this relationship. And to top it all off, this accommodation service is completely free! For more about our discount lodging then go to http://www.greatwalladventure.com/China-discount-hotels.htm

"I reserved my first hotel in Guangzhou, China from them before I left. I was very pleased about the efficiency of their work because I had requested two changes of my departure dates. When I arrived in Guangzhou, I thought I could deal with local hotel reservation service directly without going online. I was wrong! All hotel rates I found locally are higher than I found in Great Wall Adventure Club Chinese hotel and accommodation booking service. Therefore, I asked for the service again and again for the rest of my stay in China. Great Wall Adventure Club had saved me hundreds and actually made my extended stay possible.

A big applause to those guys at Great Wall Adventure Club accommodation booking service!

- Pamela Jones, Florida, USA

Thanks to our partnership with eLong.com, China's best online discount hotel reservation network powered by Expedia, we are able to access to the lowest discount price reservation system. There are hundreds of hotel search sites on the Internet for China hotels, but GWAC offers the ultimate and personalized solution for your accommodation. Unlike other hotel booking services, your reservation with GWAC is taken care of by humans instead of machines, so we know how to find the most optimal lodging facilities for you.

For more about our complete China travel services go to http://www.greatwalladventure.com/index.html

Monday, June 7, 2010

Tibet Tour with Great Wall Adventure Club!

How to get the Tibet Travel Permit?

Great Wall Adventure Club can assist you to obtain the Tibet Travel Permit, a necessary document to allow you to tour Tibet. To get a permit you should submit the following documents and mention the following information to us.

Full name Gender Date of birth Passport number Nationality

All exactly the same as on your passport. And you need to tell us your occupation because journalists and people that could be involved in political matters could be revoked (they need more complicated procedure to get a permit). You need to apply for the travel permit at least 10 days prior to your entry date.

Please note that if you do not book any tour from a licensed agent, we can not help you get the permits. No travel agency can provide "permit-only" service. A Must services include transfers and guide.

Remarks

  1. All kinds of people can get Tibet travel permit through a travel agency except diplomats, journalists, and senior government officials who should travel to Tibet under the arrangement by the Foreign Affairs Office of Tibet Government.
  2. After having a permit, we could continue the following operation for your amazing tour in Tibet.
  3. Only the guide could hold the permit after you establish yourself on Tibetan land. You are not allowed to bring with it and travel to anywhere you want because except Lhasa you need another permit named as "Aliens’ Permit".

Other documents

Other documents are the same as you travel to other places of China - you need hold a valid passport with valid visa (issued by the Chinese Embassy). If you are coming to Lhasa from Kathmandu, you'd better get a China visa from Kathmandu because no matter you've already got the visa in your country or not, you must get a visa in Kathmandu, which is regulated in an official memo between China and Nepal.

To book your Tibet tour click here!


For more about our complete China travel services please go to http://www.greatwalladventure.com/index.html

Sunday, June 6, 2010

GWAC Shanghai Daily Bus and Coach Tours

Shanghai Bus and Coach Tours

Shanghai, China’s largest metropolis, is a dazzling mixture of old and new. Traditional and classic Chinese gardens and temples sit side by side with modern sky scrapers and shopping plazas. Currently hosting the 2010 World Expo, Shanghai is on the minds of all international travelers this year. Now, Great Wall Adventure Club can add to your Shanghai tour experience with our Shanghai bus and coach tours. Our Shanghai bus and coach tours are designed with your busy schedules and budgets in mind. For more about our Shanghai bus and coach tours please go to http://www.greatwalladventure.com/ChinaCityTour/Shanghai-Bus-Coach-Tours.htm

Our Shanghai bus and coach tours will take you to the best sites and attractions that Shanghai has to offer. You’ll be taken to the Bund, Shanghai’s most recognized locale and a tribute to the city’s internationalist past, the classical garden of Yuyuan, the majestic Jade Buddha Temple, the bohemian neighborhood of the French Concession, the world renowned Shanghai Museum, a showcase of the city’s fascinating culture and history. Our Shanghai bus and coach tours also offers trips to the dreamy nearby canal and river town of Zhouzhuang, as well as a cruise down the city’s central river of Huangpu, giving you a unique view of the Bund, as well as the hyper urbanized Pudong district. For those that are looking beyond Shanghai, GWAC Shanghai bus and coach tours also offers exciting excursions to the nearby cities of Suzhou, which is known as the “Venice of the east”, and to Hangzhou, home to West Lake.

This year, we have the following routes and groups for your sightseeing of Shanghai. Group size is kept to be within 10 passengers in a comfortable luxury coach bus. The most popular Toyota Coaster mini-bus (capacity of 10) is the model we usually use for safe driving. Every morning, our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel and will bring you back in late afternoon. You'll receive a call from your guide the night before the tour date for confirmation of pickup time.

Great Wall Adventure Club only uses quality air-conditioned tour vehicles such as the Toyota Coaster.

For more about our complete China travel services go to http://www.greatwalladventure.com/index.html

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Great Wall Adventure CLub Beijing Daily Bus Tours

2010 Beijing Bus Tours or Coach Tours
including Great Wall Tours and City Sightseeing

The Great Wall Adventure Club offers Daily Bus Tours to major attractions of Beijing. Our exceptional design of tour routes have been optimized for busy international tourists. At very competitive rates and with no compromise to quality, our bus tours of small group have taken over 7,000 tourists to the Great Wall (for example, Mutianyu tour and Badaling tour), Temple of Heaven, Lama Temple, Summer Palace, Ming Tombs, Forbidden City, Hutongs, and the newly added 2008 Beijing Olympics sites such as the Bird's Nest and the Water Cub. To find out more about our Beijing daily bus tours please go to http://www.greatwalladventure.com/Beijing-Bus-Tours.htm

This year, we have the following routes and groups for your sightseeing of Beijing. Group size is kept to be within 10 passengers in a comfortable luxury coach bus. The most popular Toyota Coaster mini-bus (capacity of 10) is the model we usually use for safe driving. Every morning, our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel and will bring you back in late afternoon. You'll receive a call from your guide the night before the tour date for confirmation of pickup time. Please be aware that some bus tours, such as Great Wall hiking from Jinshanling to Simatai can take longer time on road because of hotel pickups at various locations and on different path.

Spanish-speaking guided tours "Your Spanish Eyes" are also available for Forbidden City, Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace.

Great Wall Adventure Club only uses quality air-conditioned tour vehicle such as Toyota Coaster.

We also have Beijing's unique bike tours of Imperial City and old Hutong with professional guide and audio instruction to learn the beauty and amazement of Chinese tradition by riding on your own.

For more about the complete China travel services that we provide please go to http://www.greatwalladventure.com/index.html

Thursday, June 3, 2010

China City Tours

Great Wall Adventure Club is the No.1 online China tour planner and operator in China! Our experienced travel consultants provide you with the best in China tour services, from luxurious group packages to tailor-made private China tours for your vacation in the beautiful and mysterious "middle kingdom". For more about our China city tours than please go to http://www.greatwalladventure.com/ChinaCityTour/index.html

China is forever linked to its ancient civilization, friendly people, and many of the world’s most revered tourist attractions, and one can also find spectacular architecture and towering skylines in Shanghai and Beijing (site of the 2008 Summer Olympics), a wealth of luxury accommodations – and as always – exquisite cuisine.

Come and see why China is drawing millions of visitors from all over the world for its exquisite tourist attractions and travel service. And find out why each and everyone of them returns home smiling :) Welcome to China in 2010, the year of the Shanghai World Expo! (as well as the Tiger!)

Please click the cities on the left menu to learn city tour programs in detail.
We also welcome travel agencies around the world to collaborate with us to provide your guests with customized China tours and China tour services.

Since the travels of Marco Polo over 600 hundred years ago, China has long been known for its tourist attractions. Of course the most famous and popular is the Great Wall of China, and when you go there you will see tours and travelers all along the more restored sections of the wall. Other notable Chinese tourist attractions include the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, and the Summer Palace, all of which are in Beijing, the Terracotta Warriors, which are in Xian, and the waterfront embankment of the Bund, as well as the Pudong district, which has long been seen as the symbol of Shanghai.

However there are so many other Chinese tourist attractions which escape the scrutiny of the international traveler. Fortunately, Great Wall Adventure Club runs tours and services to all sorts of hidden gems. These include China adventures to ethnic minority villages in the southeast of China, which resemble more of a tropical jungle landscape than the usual yellow earth, cruises down the picturesque Li River and the mighty Yangtze River, horse and camel riding in Inner Mongolia, trekking and exploring tours of the peaks and mountains of Tibet, as well as a host of countless other fun and exciting China tours. With Great Wall Adventure Club, we promise the best and most comprehensive China travel service in order to assure that your tour through China is one that will bring you memories and stories for a lifetime.

For more about about our company please go to http://www.greatwalladventure.com/index.html

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Great Wall hiking

The Great Wall Adventure Club is a full-service travel agency based in USA and China to offer worldwide guests China tour programs. Click here to learn more about the company: http://www.greatwalladventure.com/index.html

The Great Wall of China, one of the world’s modern wonders, and one of the greatest technological achievements in all of mankind, has long held the imagination of writers, scientists, soldiers, and now of course, travelers and adventurers. Within its countless bricks and watchtowers lies the boundless spirit of Chinese civilization. When you walk on its sacred ground you will feel this spirit all around you. he fun and excitement you get from exploring this marvel will stay with you for the rest of your life. We believe that everyone should experience this feeling at least once in their lives, and we at the Great Wall Adventure Club want to help you acquire this feeling.

It is unfortunate that to many people and visitors their only exposure to the Great Wall is at Badaling. While it does have some excellent sights, this section is overcrowded, over-commercialized, and often overwhelming. This is not a true Great Wall experience. We want to show you the true Great Wall, with its mighty peaks and valleys, and its beautiful and mysterious ruins. With the Great Wall Adventure Club you can explore the real Great wall, one that is often unknown to foreign visitors. With us, we can provide you with memorable and lasting trips, hikes, treks and odyssey all across the Great Wall of China, and not just at its sections near Beijing.

If you there is something with your hiking itinerary that you’d want to change, then you can custom design your own journey, giving you the experience you want. Want to spend the night and camp in one of the wall’s watchtowers and watch the splendid sunrise from the Great Wall? We can do that. Want to go on a week’s journey from the wall’s easternmost point all the way back to Beijing? We can do that as well. Even if you want to go for just a day’s stroll to one of the sections near Beijing, we can make it an exciting and fulfilling trip. Whatever you want to get out of your time on the Great Wall we can provide it to you. And on our trips and hikes, we promise no “shopping tours” to any “jade factories” or “silk museums”.

Our company has received high marks and praise from all comers, from international tourists and hikers to the Wall Street Journal and NBC, which documented one of our hikes. If you are looking for some excitement and adventure, along with some fun, then don’t just be another brick in the wall, come along and see what all the fuss is about!

For more about our Great Wall hiking programs go to www.greatwalladventure.com/aboutus.htm

China Adventure Tours 2010

When planning a visit to China, most foreign travelers picture China as just Beijing and Shanghai, with little else worth seeing. That could not be further than the truth. In many ways China is similar to the United States, as both are roughly the same size. And, as there is so more to see in the U.S. than New York and Los Angeles, there is also so much to experience and explore in China! With the Great Wall Adventure Club China Adventure Tour Packages, we want to bring you the China that is often unseen by the foreign traveler. This is the China of jungles, cascading rivers, high mountaintops, Muslim markets and bazaars, and ethnic minority villages where life is relatively untouched by the outside world. All this is waiting for you in one of our exciting China Adventure Tour packages! For more information please go to: http://www.greatwalladventure.com/ChinaAdventure/index.html

Our China Adventure Tours cover the entire range of China. These include the most remote, wild and exotic places in the “middle kingdom” that are not otherwise easily accessible. We aim to show you the rugged outdoors of China that western adventurers often miss. Our adventure tours range from a personal jeep tour of the western wilds of Tibet and the famed Silk Road, exploring the Muslim markets of the Chinese far west, horse-riding in the grasslands of Inner Mongolia, hiking through the world’s deepest gorge at Tiger Leaping Gorge, exploring the tropical jungles and rice terraces of Yunnan, and biking to the remote minority villages in Guizhou and Fujian. If you want an up-close look at Mt. Everest, we can provide that too. By signing on with our China Adventure Tours, not only will you have an experience of a lifetime, but you will also learn more about the world’s greatest rising power, and begin to understand its complexity and diversity. With our China Adventure Tours, Great Wall Adventure club guarantees the same high standard of quality and service that apply to our other tours and excursions.

On your China Adventure Tour you will have a local English-speaking guide with you, so you will get the best possible value for your tour. As usual with Great Wall Adventure Club, we will take care of arranging the transportation and accommodation you want for your trip.

We also have more conventional China Adventure tours to the former imperial resort of Chengde, famed for its splendid resorts and Tibetan temples, and to Pingyao, a city in central China where being there is like walking back in time to the golden age of the Qing dynasty.

To get started on your China Adventure go to: http://www.greatwalladventure.com/ChinaAdventure/index.html

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Shanghai World Expo 2010 Tour Packages

Great Wall Adventure Club's Shanghai World Expo Tours come recommended by The Wall Street Journal in the article about Shanghai World Expo ("Shanghai Aims to Attract the World "). "For those booking their own flights, a package from Great Wall Adventures includes hotels, airport transfers, Expo tickets, guide and private car and driver; three days and two nights, $1,398 for two." (As of March 18, 2010). Enjoy our Shanghai Only Expo tour or see the great ancient cities and gardens and water towns with our pre-programmed Shanghai World Expo Tour Packages!! We have free airport transfers on all of our tours packages, prices are all inclusive, and best of all, we offer LOW rates for all of our tours! A large group? No problem just look at our tours and book with us NOW.